Ages 6th - 8th Grade


The confirmation ministry at Holy Cross will resume in person on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 6:30 - 8 pm. Confirmation is offered to 6 - 8 grade youth. Confirmation sessions will be comprised of a large group learning moment, worship and music experience and small relational groups for sharing and conversation. There will be activities and snacks as appropriate.

9th Grade Confirmation 2021

The three years of confirmation culminates with the “Affirmation of Baptism” worship service. At Holy Cross we celebrate with our 9th grade confirmands on Reformation Sunday, October 31 at the 10 am worship service. There are two final pieces to this faith journey: writing a faith story and a retreat experience.

Faith Stories will be shared in conversation with a one-on-one conversation with Pastor Bob. The schedule for these conversations has been set. Additional information is available at the following link to help schedule a 30 - 45 minute conversation time.

The 9th grade retreat has three components. There will be two Sunday evenings on Sunday, September 12 & 19. These two sessions will provide time for dinner conversation and activities that will offer a deeper dive into the next transition in the confirmands’ faith journey. There will an all-day retreat on Saturday, September 25 at Lutherdale Bible Camp near Elkhorn, WI. We will leave at 8 am and return by 5 pm. There will be outdoor challenge course activities weather permitting, lunch and worship moments throughout the day.

Schedule a Faith Conversation with Pastor Bob

Confirmand Informational Letter

Process Letter Record Form Expense

The Apostles' Creed


Confirmation Record Information

Confirmation Retreat Registration

Confirmand Faith Story

Overnight Medical Form

Confirmation Electives

Each month an average of two electives are expected to be completed. These can be done independently or as a part of a larger learning class. Keep watching for updates of the next electives offered for the month. Please RSVP at least one week in advance for these electives through your account on Church Community Builder.


​​Confirmation Electives Course Catalog

Confirmation Electives Matrix


Confirmation DVD Lending Library

Our Confirmation electives program has begun building a lending library that students and families may use for completing requirements within that program but we would like to make the films available to all for summer viewing. If you are interested in borrowing one of our DVD’s, please contact the church office at or (847) 367-4060. Films can be loaned for 2 weeks.

The following common elective DVDs are available:


- Different Drummers

- Facing The Giants

- Luther (2003) movie

- Soul Surfer

- Brooklyn Castle

- Akeelah and the Bee

- War with Grandpa

- Freedom Writers

- Coach Carter

- Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

- Uncle Nino